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How a Republican baseball practice in Virginia became ‘a killing field’

In a rampage lasting 10 nasty minutes, a gunman targeted Republican politicians as they held an early-morning rule in a picturesque park

America has been made to endure this sorenes before when a mass hitting desecrates its most cherished rooms: a schoolroom in Newtown; a cinema in Aurora; a religion in Charleston.

This time, with the dawn, a baseball park in Virginia became, in the words of Senator Rand Paul, a killing field.

What legislators who trade their suits and ties for baseball uniforms lack in fitness, they make up for in earnest exuberance. Such is the dedication of Steve Scalise, the amount three House Republican, and his colleagues that they regularly start rule at 6.15 or 6.30 am at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, in the various regions of the Potomac river from Washington DC.

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